Saturday, July 29, 2017

Celebrating A Birthday



          Celebrating with Ruth Ayres and others today. Come visit to see how lovely it is to celebrate all the delights of the week! 

         It feels good to choose the celebrations of the week. I've been home a week from our beach time, and while I'm sorry that our weeks flew so fast, I've also enjoyed the week at home. There are things that make my life good, and the time I have in retirement now helps, too, like time for reading, writing, the bookstore, and family.
         Today, celebrating my youngest granddaughter, Imogene Marie. She is six, a lovely and lively curious young girl. This week, at the museum, Imi chose to return to the rocks and minerals exhibit. She loves learning about the mining and adores the mystery of this special crystal cave. Among many others, we've visited this one several times in the past.

 Enjoy A.A. Milne's "Now We Are Six".

Happy Birthday, Imi!




















When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.

When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six 
now and forever.

20 comments:

  1. I love how you embedded the pictures of Imogene with this poem. She is a gift to the universe!

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  2. Happy birthday Imi! I love your illustrated rendition of this poem. Years ago, when I taught first grade, this was one of the first things I taught my little guys to read.

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    1. Me, too, Carol. It is a favorite poem from Milne. Thanks!

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  3. I love reading your adventures with your granddaughter. Six has become such a great age to be with the existence of that poem!

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    1. I know, it's a perfect poem, isn't it? Thanks, Earl.

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  4. This is so cute! The pictures with your poem are so adorable. Happy Birthday to Imogene!

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    1. Thank you,Andrea! It's fun to celebrate her.

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  5. A poetic timeline... one the birthday girl and her family can enjoy for a long time!

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    1. Thanks, Terje, she had a wonderful day!

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  7. What a special way to celebrate a special day! You are so blessed to have the girls near you.

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    1. Thanks, Elsie, I'm enjoying every time I can. They may not always be so close.

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  8. Love this collection of photos of your adorable granddaughter accompanied by Milne's poem. Happy Birthday, Imogene!

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    1. Thanks, Molly! It was fun to gather the photos!

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    2. Oh, what a celebration! I love the pics of Imi year by year. We just celebrated Jack's 6 month milestone with watermelon last night. He was so busy chasing his bites around the high chair tray.

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    3. That Jack is looking cuter and cuter, Ramona! This was fun to look back at the pictures, and Imi was so excited about her big day! It was a great time. Thanks!

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  9. What a great idea to put pictures to the poem. I'm glad you have time to be with her, but also just to be. :)

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  10. Now that was a delightful series of photos to accompany a wonderful poem to Imi, Linda.

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